MANSFIELD — Norma Jean Goss Claypool passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Liberty Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Mansfield, to George Maurice Goss and Helen Margarete Garber and spent all of her life in Bellville and Mansfield. Norma was a very hard worker. Employment included nurses aide at Richland Hospital, long-time waitress for Harold Olinger, and factory worker for Essex Wire and Therm-O-Disc. When she did sit down or relax, she enjoyed visiting with friends and family, especially crocheting with her sister, Ginny.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George and Roger Goss; sister, Virginia Burson; and son-in-law, Gail. She is survived by her husband, Burton; children Linda and Kenneth Doty, Burton and Beverly Claypool, JoAnn Rhodehouse; brother, Lawrence and Carol Goss; sisters, Miriam Cummings, Mary Ann and Paul Perry; sister in-law, Patricia Goss; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Snyder Funeral Homes in Bellville. Friends may call the hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow in Bellville Cemetery, officiated by Brother Bob Rivers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Program at Liberty Nursing Home or Harbor Light Hospice. Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.